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What I liked about James Harper today was immediate control, one touch, head up and pass to a team-mate with pace to try and influence a move forward that the rest of the players should lock onto if they have any sense.Matt Ball was again fantastic.Arthur Lee was immense doing the job of two men. The first game Dombaxe has impressed. What a shift he put in.Why on earth is Sam picked as left back? I know needs must but he's so right footed it's a complete waste of his talent and slows the move down when he has to shift across. Note to all footballers; when you have time, knock a ball against a wall using both feet to learn to use both feet, it opens up 50 per cent of your game in your mind and on the pitch. Please. Very happy to see Tom Lovelock prove his worth again. Best keeper we've had for a long time. make sure we keep him......To other matters, in the Grays programme they have a directory of all the Ryman League clubs and details including nicknames. Our's state's The Greens. Why do we have something else on our programme? Why does are programme look so rubbish? Can we not have had some uniformity in the branding for a brand new season in a brand new ground? No joined up thinking. You want identity? Try green shirts with white sleeves, white shorts.
Re: What we liked 50 50
Every game the team-sheet smacks you in the face. We seem to be constantly without key personnel. It's sickening - sorry! Difference today the potency up-front. Top lad Kezie. Roundly booted all afternoon executed his role with aplomb, kept his composure. Talking of which. Do we really need a reminder of the consequences of ill discipline. Yes there are poor decisions and the Ref's a you know what. The new lad, constantly at the ref. I thought he did nought in the first 45 - second half reminded me of 50/50 Currie/Cracknell combo type. Interesting to see how he goes. Our bench likewise. Don't take the bait - it back-fires and looks frankly desperate.
Nothing on the pitch surprised me today. Thought the pitch and conditions were mild be what I expected. Thought we coped admirably. Intrinsically, I think something maybe more significant and maybe through adversity, we have options for a partnership up-front which if supplied will carry us over the line.
That is surely the key, particularly at home. How we create chances. Reiss's goal demonstrated his attributes, running with power. It may have started last week, but was lost in translation.
It may take a couple of games to see it come to fruition, but there is something to work with today.
That is equally as important as the three points.